DumaZulu Traditional Village reopening

Gooderson Leisure is excited to announce the reopening of the ever-popular DumaZulu Traditional Village at Gooderson DumaZulu Lodge & Traditional Village on 1 July 2022.

Unfortunately due to COVID the Traditional Village, which is a highlight for many visitors, had to be temporarily closed. With the easing of travel restrictions, we are able to resume normal operations at the Village.

DumaZulu – meaning ‘Thundering Zulu’- is the largest Zulu village of its kind and is the only tourist Zulu village to be opened by the late Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithini


DumaZulu Traditional Village offers the most authentic Zulu cultural experience in Southern Africa. In a Zulu kraal forming part of a ‘living museum’, you will witness the manufacturing of spears, shields, clay pots, intricate beadwork, basket-weaving, and spectacular Zulu dances. Visitors will be mesmerized by the rhythmic and energetic dancers as they entertain with their lively display.

Although many guests visit DumaZulu, which is near Hluhluwe, to experience the ‘living museum’, many also overnight at the resort, staying in one of 27 unique huts or rondavels or in self-catering units. Recent upgrades include the construction of six additional rooms, new white linen with accent throws as well as bathroom renovations.

Each of the huts has an exterior that reflects one of the nine different tribes of Southern Africa – including Zulu, Swazi, North Sotho, Xhosa, Venda, Tsonga and Ndebele. The huts however have all the creature comforts one would expect to find with a private bathroom and dressing-room.

DumaZulu offers braai facilities, a swimming pool, and a jungle gym for kids. DumaZulu Lodge is close to Hluhluwe-iMfolozi Park, home to the Big 5, and guests can book guided open vehicle game drives into the reserve. There are also tours and cruises on the nearby Lake St Lucia that can be arranged for those wishing to explore the Isimangaliso Wetland Park.

Gooderson Leisure’s offering of Good Fun, Good Value is certainly abundant for all to enjoy and learn a bit more about our unique South African culture.

For bookings contact 035 562 2260 Email: lodges@goodersons.co.za

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